Saturdays, through Oct. 26
>Cambridge Farmers Market
The Cambridge Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the City Center Market parking lot in Cambridge (122 N. Buchanan St.).
>North Branch Farmers Market
The North Branch Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Members Cooperative Credit Union parking lot in North Branch (on Eighth Avenue and Main Street).
Friday, Oct. 11
>American Red Cross Blood Drive
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Coborn’s Marketplace in Isanti (209 Sixth Ave. NE) from 1-7 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
Saturday, Oct. 12
>Frankensteiner’s Ball 14 in Cambridge
Frankensteiner’s Ball 14 will be held at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, 3101 Highway 95, Cambridge. Gates open at 9 a.m. with trophies presented at 4 p.m. All pre-registered cars receive a dash plaque. $10 per-registration forms available at frankensteiners.com or $15 day of show (no plaque). Food and merchandise vendors, door prizes, cash prizes, costume parade, coloring contest and trick or treating for the kids. Food donations or cash appreciated to benefit Family Pathways Food Shelf. Open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles. No dogs allowed. For more info visit frankensteiners.com.
>Harris Legion Fall Bingo
The Harris American Legion Post 139 will sponsor Fall Bingo at the Harris Post Home from 7:30-9 p.m. Prizes include turkeys, hams and cash. Everyone welcome.
Sunday, Oct. 13
>St. Elizabeth’s to Host Festive Celebration
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 207 Whiskey Road NW, Isanti, will hold mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by Brass Rail Boasted chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 for a 2-piece chicken meal or $6 for a 5-piece nugget meal. Carry out meals available. Festivities include cash bingo, silent auction, cash raffle, craft & farmers market, kids games, bean bag tournament and bottle lotto. Everyone welcome to come and join in the fun. Call 763-444-4035 for more information.
The next meeting of the East Central MN Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will be held at 2 p.m. at Common Ground, Cambridge United Methodist Church, 404 N. Cypress. If you are in need of support, or wish to support or have questions on LGBT issues, they encourage you to attend. Questions about the organization or meetings call 320-272-0069. You can also visit ecmnpflag.org.
>Sons of Norway Membership Event
The Sons of Norway Rumelva Lodge Membership Event (open to the public)
featuring “The Way North,” will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the Braham Event Center, 655 Eighth St. SW. It’s a WWII story of resilience, family and celebration. Scandinavian dinner and program, $20. Tickets must be pre-purchased. For more information call Pam at 763-639-5930 or Barb at 763-742-8614.
Monday, Oct. 14
>All Invited to Free Medicare Seminar
All are invited to a Medicare seminar hosted by the Isanti County Commission On Aging at the Isanti County Historical Society at 1 p.m. Cookies, coffee and lemonade will be provided. Located at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, 33525 Flanders St. NE, Cambridge.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
>Alzehimer’s Support Group
Alzheimer’s Support Group will hold its monthly meeting every Third Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. at GracePointe Crossing Town Center, 1545 Riverhills Parkway NW, Cambridge. Meetings are facilitated by Molly Carlson of GracePointe Crossing and will provide education, information and support. Refreshments served. This is a joint venture with GracePointe Crossing and Cambridge ACT on Alzheimer’s. All welcome. For more information contact Julie Tooker at 763-691-6166.
>Job Fair at Walker Methodist Levande
All are invited to a Job Fair at Walker Methodist Levande in Cambridge (2011 Sixth Lane SE) from 1-4 p.m. Stop by to check out available positions: cook, wait staff, resident assistants, registered nurse.
>Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution
Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution will distribute food at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge from 2:30-4:30 p.m. (or until food runs out). Do not enter the fairground’s parking lot before 1 p.m. and do not park on Highway 95 and wait. If you have not been at the food distribution in the last three months you will have to re-register and you will need your picture ID and two utility bills in your name with your current address.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
>WE R ABLE Welcomes Guest Speaker
LaVonne Sorenson, Senior Linkage Line Advocate, will speak at the October meeting of the WE R ABLE support group. She will speak of services of the Linkage Line and also of Medicare and open enrollment. There will be time for questions. Meeting is at 1 p.m. at the Chisago County Senior Center in North Branch. $1 suggested donation. Coffee and refreshments and everyone is welcome.
Thursday, Oct. 17
>Free Computer Class
A free computer class, Intermediate Windows, taught by Dave Larson, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Joy Lutheran Church, 1155 Joy Circle, Cambridge. To register call 763-689-5912.
>American Red Cross Blood Drive
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Main Street Church in North Branch (6500 Main St.) from noon to 6 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
>Parkinson’s Support Group
Walker Methodist Levande will host a Parkinson’s Support Group the third Thursday of every month, beginning Oct. 17, from 1-2:30 p.m. Fitness and healthy snacks, conversation, companionship and exercise. Contact Julie Hickerson for more information, 763-325-0109. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required, email@example.com. Located at 2011 Sixth Lane SE, Cambridge.
Saturday, Oct. 19
>Peace Walk in Cambridge
The bi-monthly peace walk in Cambridge will take place at 9 a.m. The group meets in the parking lot at Highway 95 and Birch Street, and the walk takes about half an hour. They try to keep their messages positive, supporting equal rights and justice for all, protection of our environment and an end to violence. Anyone is welcome to join. They walk on the first and third Saturdays of every month.
>Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry
Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry will be held at New Hope Community Church-Isanti Campus, 114 Dahlin Ave., Isanti, from 9-10:30 a.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Everyone who wants to save on grocery expenses is welcome. In return for a $20 donation, participants receive an abundance of grocery items. Bring boxes or baskets to carry home the food. There are no income or residency requirements. In other words you do not have to live in Isanti county to come to Ruby’s. Everyone is welcome. Look for them on Facebook at Ruby’s Pantry Isanti, MN. Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry is at this site every third Saturday of the month. Questions, contact site coordinator Joyce at 612-760-4179.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
>Free Workshop on Silver Sneakers
Walker Methodist Levande in Cambridge will hold a free workshop on Silver Sneakers at 1 p.m. sponsored by Humana. Located at 2011 Sixth Lane SE, Cambridge. Members will discuss how fitness and friends can improve their mood, by learning ways to meet new people and exercises they can try.
Thursday, Oct. 24
>Memory Cafe in Isanti
The Isanti Memory Cafe will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Spirit River Community Center, 1321 Heritage Blvd., Isanti. Come with your loved one or care companion. Share your stories and socialize with others who are concerned about memory loss in a relaxed setting. Sponsored by Cambridge ACT on Alzheimer’s, Spirit River Community Center and funds from a grant from Allina Health. Registration or questions, call Julie Tooker at 763-691-6192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge to attend.
>Isanti Community Blood Drive
A Memorial Blood Centers Blood Drive will be held at the Isanti Community Center, 208.5 First Ave. NW, Isanti, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit MBC.ORG.
Friday, Oct. 25
>GracePointe Crossing Annual Craft, Bake Sale
GracePointe Crossing will hold its annual craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1545 RiverHills Pkwy. NW, Cambridge. Tables can be reserved for $10 and you keep the proceeds from your sales. Call 763-691-2117 for more information on table reservations.